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(B) Take the Lead

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
It never fails.

No matter how many times rap songs win the Oscar, no matter how many years have passed since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were at the top of the box office as they danced ...

(B) Taking Lives

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) is an FBI profiler who immerses herself in her cases. She eats alone in an elegant hotel room, staring at photos of crime scenes and corpses. When construction equi...

(B) Tamara Drewe

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler

You might think that in a movie called "Tamara Drewe," the character named Tamara Drewe would be the protagonist. She isn't. You might then think she could be the primary antagonist creating t...

(B) Taxi

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
"Superman has kryptonite," explains Washburn (Jimmy Fallon), showing that even the greats have their weaknesses. "Indiana Jones has snakes. Whitney Houston has Bobby Brown." (Ba-dum-pump) He migh...

(B) Team America: World Police

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the team behind "South Park," take such pleasure in being naughty that it makes their work more silly than smutty. It's all just too cheerful to be shocking, even with ...

(B) Terminator: Salvation

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
How can you have a war between humans and machines when the line between them is hard to find? In the first three Terminator movies, cyborgs from the future were sent back in time to prevent fut...

(B) Think Like a Man

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B) The Third Testament

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler

The discovery of a Third Testament leads to a mystery -- a whole series of them -- in this ambitious, intricately constructed film from first-time writer-director Matt Dallman.

Caroly...

(B) Thor

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
The original Hammer is here.  Thor, Norse god of thunder and lightning (and the source of the word "Thursday"), star of Marvel comics written by Stan Lee and his brother Larry Lieber and memorably...

(B) Till Human Voices Wake Us

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Two kinds of audiences will appreciate this movie. The first are those who will be so taken by the flashback scenes of first love between two bright, engaging 15-year-olds that they will be willin...

(B) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Genre: Spies
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
There are spy stories with glamor and chases and explosions and answers.  And there are spy stories like this one, murky, gritty, grubby, complicated.  The brilliant » Read Review

(B) Titanic 3D

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Classic Greek tragedies explored the theme of hubris as human characters dared to take on the attributes of the gods only to find their hopes crushed. This is a real-life story of hubris, as the sh...

(B) To Rome With Love

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B) To Save a Life

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Whose life does the title refer to? "To Save a Life" begins with a funeral, a tragic loss of a high school kid who committed suicide because he felt isolated a...

(B) Toast

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
"Being normal is overrated," a young boy's friend assures him.  "You'll probably turn out to be very interesting." He was right.  British chef and food writer » Read Review

(B) Tower Heist

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
If the Occupy Wall Street crowd decided to make it movie it would be "Tower Heist," the story of 99%-ers stealing back from a 1% guy what he stole from them. Alan Alda has a lot of fun playing a...

(B) Traitor

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
A timely story, some welcome complexity, and a compelling performance elevate this story of terrorism above the usual bang-bang. Don Cheadle plays Samir, a person of interest being tracked by the a...

(B) Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
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(B) Transporter 2

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Silly but stylish, this sequel to The Transporter is, like the original, all about the chases and fight scenes. It's about the usual for a sequel -- 2/3 of the quality of the original, but like it...

(B) Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
When in the depths of winter the dregs of the cinematic year limp into theaters, some audiences long for the more cerebral fare of spring or fall. “Haven’t we seen this plot before?” becomes...

(B) Tron: Legacy

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
Here's all you need to know about the stars: Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner return as Kevin and Alan and their avatar/doubles, CLU and Tron. They are joined by Garrett Hedlund as Kevin's son, S...

(B) Trouble With the Curve

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B) Troy

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
The Iliad begins, "Sing, O goddess, of the anger of Achilles." It is a story about love, honor, betrayal, fate, ambition, and of course, hubris. And it is the adventure of the best warrior ...

(B) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Things -- and people -- heat up in this third chapter in the "Twilight" saga. Bella (Kristen Stewart) begins by quoting Robert Frost's famous poem about » Read Review

(B) Two for the Money

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
There's only one possible reason that Brandon Lang (Matthew McConaughey), a one-time quarterback with a busted knee turned 900-number sportsline win-predictor sticks around after he finds out what ...

(B) Two Weeks Notice

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
For many of us, romantic comedies are like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, providing comfort food and simple consistency in a messy world. We relax and enjoy the familiar experience, knowing t...



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